Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2019 5:58 am


Date Joined: November 3, 2010
Last Online: January 20, 2019
Birthday: March 31
Country: United States
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About Me

Just a little Pet Peeve I guess ... but my name is LoriAnn (not Lori)... I will answer to Lori, but I much prefer my real name:>

I am a 48 years old ... YUCK really? I will be 49 in March. Most days I do not feel this old, but where are all these silver hairs coming from? I am a SAHM, to Hannah Michelle (age 10). Hannah is a wonderful, Special Needs child who has multiple challenges, but never lets it define her. I have basically been a "Hoosier" all my life ... born and raised. I call Indianapolis home, but I am a "wanna be beach girl". DREAM BIG ... right?!

Wanna know more??? I love Pen Pals (hint ... hint)!

I welcome International Pen Pals!!!!

Favorite Crafts

I love to try new types of crafts. Got something you love to do? Share it with me and maybe some supplies to get started!

I love trying different types of Media to paint. I am by far no artist. I like to Alter things!

I LOVE to make things out of left over materials. Not junkie left overs, but things you would use, but maybe just not want anymore.

I have always enjoyed Scrap Booking and Card Making. I absolutely love to make Envelopes!!! I also like enjoy doing any type of Altered Art, Journals (all types including Circle and Junk).

Since joining SB I have gotten into ROLOS and ATC's!!! I am now wanting to try FLIP BOOKS and POCKET LETTERS.

I am learning to sew and so is Hannah so we love fabric! I will gladly take useable scraps!

I also enjoy cooking and baking … I have won several RECIPE CONTESTS!!! I just got a Instant Pot and love getting new recipes that others have tried. I want to learn how to can this learn. I love good bread recipes too!

In the Spring and Summer I love to work in my backyard.

Favorite Books

I LOVE to read. I will read anything that looks or sounds interesting!

I don't really limit myself to one genre. I like to read Modern Romance, Chick-Lit, Paranormal Romance, Suspense, and Mystery. I will read some Sci-Fi and Horror as long as it is not pure "slasher" type. I am not a big fan of Historical Romance, but if you find one that is a "must" read, I will give it a try. I would like to read more of the Classics this year, that I have not read. Got a good one that you love ... suggest it please!

I can't say I have a "favorite author". I like James Patterson, Ted Dekker, Harlan Coban, Elin Hilderbrand, Lynsay Sands and so many others!

If you are a reader, I would love to hear what you like to read and some of your favorite authors. I love suggestions.

For 2012, I have challenged myself on GOOD READS and challenged myself to read through the alphabet (reading a different author for ever letter of the alphabet.) I have started a READING JOURNAL. If you are interested in a Private Swap and doing a Reading Journal together ... please message me.

"I have a love/hate relationship with e-readers. I love them because I can carry them with me. I hate them because I miss the smell and feel of a book in my hands."

Favorite Music

I am a child of music ... my parents loved music and I have fond memories of dancing around the house with them and being exposed to music early on. I use to think my Dad was Bowzer (Sha Na Na) because of a picture of him in his younger days in a white dinner jacket and greased back hair.

I love music from the 70's up till now! I like a lot of the older one hit wonders. Think oldies ... Afternoon Delight, Pina Coloda, I'd really Love To See You Tonight. 80's and current one hit wonders are good too. I listen to almost anything, but Rap and Gospel (there's nothing wrong with it ... just not me).

If I had to pick one genre ... I guess it would be country. Old and new.

I am a big fan of Rod Stewart's Song Book make overs! Can you sexy?! Phil Collin's make overs of old songs are great too as well as his music ... the man is awesome!

The Phantom of the Opera is a really big mood music and full of memories for me.

Hawaii artists that redo American songs are GREAT! Try listening to Kolea who sings "Everything That Glitters Is Not Gold" (originally y by Dan Seals. Listen to the words and how he sings them. Try Ka'au Crater Boys and Ten Feet Under (especially Islands In the Stream).

If anyone wants to burn me cd's ... as a trade, RAOK, etc. let me know!!! I will be happy to do the same for you!

Favorite Television

I watch a variety of tv shows. I guess I should write them all down so I can share them with you.


Colors: I'm not a color snob … I like all colors. I am not a big pink person, but I don't dislike it.


The only known allergy I have is PICKLES and TUNA ... don't see that being sent (I hope). I don't like CHERRIES, but if something cherry is sent I have two in the house that will eat.

I don't drink coffee very much anymore. Then I do it is only a Keurig Pod. I love tea and my daughter loves hot chocolate. The only tea I really don't like is Green Tea.

I would really like to try some chocolates and various candies from other countries!!! YUMMY!!! I love all types of chocolate ... white, regular, dark. Some of my favorites are KIT KATS and REESE'S ... I hear our International buddies have some really different flavors!

I also like GUM and SUCKERS!!! And Hannah will "fight me for suckers so if you find something unique for her, your sure to get a HEART!


Post Cards: We collect them to add to our "Where in the World" post card wall. If you are sending them in with another swap could you please write something interesting on the back. If it is part of a swap we prefer them naked unless the swap says otherwise.

GAME PIECES: SCRABBLE TILES, DOMINOES (any size), GAME BOARDS (can be cut down … I use them for misc crafts)

Greeting Cards, Note Cards, Stationary ... I have really hard time finding stationary ... would love some that you find. Home cards and envelopes are awesome!!!

TAPE … any kind … left overs welcomed!!!

PENS, MARKERS, WRITING UTENSILS … I love pens. It is very dangerous to let me go into a office supply place.

JOURNALS ... blank or decorated

SCRAP BOOK PAPER ... scraps ... left overs are great.

ATC ... supplies!





STICKERS ... no FREE stickers unless they are just extras for Hannah.

LETTER STICKERS ... a mix bag of left overs is great.

CHIPBOARD ... anything



FABRIC ... I am learning to sew and I'm addicted. I would love some fabric... any kind (not boyish) ... any type ... any size.


Things for Hannah

Anything that I can make or may have in my stash that can make you have a HAPPY MAIL DAY!!!

If you want to extras for Hannah are always appreciated. Her favorite color is blue. She loves paper and stickers. Post cards and things about where you live. She also like most little girls loves the "blind packages" of My Little Ponies, LOL Dolls, Shopkins, etc. She loves all kinds of animals. Her favorites ... turtles, horses and elephants.


*Nutcrackers ... all kinds ... all seasons (yes, they really do have Halloween and Thanksgiving ones. I would love to see a Easter Bunny one!)

*Witches ... I love Halloween and I decided I need lots of witches. All kinds ... all sizes ... even ornaments or ones that hang!

*Snowmen ... any type. I don't like snow or cold, but these little guys, gals, kids are so cute!

*Antique Kitchen Items ... do you have items that you can't figure out what to do with from Grandma?

If you are interested in a SWAP for something I collect … MESSAGE me please.

If you want a post card from me ... MESSAGE me!!!

International Senders

I love post cards, pamphlets, information! We home school so anything you can think of that would be interesting ... please send! It will always get you a HEART!

Foreign currency, grocery ads, newspaper clippings, menus, etc!!!


Comment: Mmmmh... cookies...
Comment: You do know that since you were running with scissors and could put your eye out that you have to surrender them and you're definitely in timeout!
shinyserra rated for PRIVATE SWAP on Jan 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! The journal is awesome. The pages are all so different and interesting. I love that you cheated and added painted paper too! LOL
goosey rated for HMPC: Happy New Year! on Jan 19, 2019
Comment: very fun happy new year postcard! thank you and happy new year to you too!
turtles27 rated for INDEX CARD SWAP on Jan 19, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful index card!
choke rated for January Sender's Choice on Jan 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the resend, everything arrived in perfect condition! Not sure if you made everything but the wintery snowman card is my favorite, great choice of colors and texture! The other extras weren't needed but I can try to find a use for them.
Response: Yes … I made everything:.
Comment: Hope you didn't fall with those scissors! brill.
shinyserra rated for PAPER BAG JOURNAL SWAP on Jan 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the MERMAID paper bag journal! It is so awesome. It really puts the one I made to shame!
BeckyG56 rated for Collaboration #65 on Jan 18, 2019
Comment: I'll enjoy adding to your Gladys card, very creative! Thanks for the extra ephrema,
Comment: Santa took this for an extra tour it seems, but now it's here. :) Thank you! Happy New Year!
Comment: This is sooooo pretty! Thank you!
CreativeCitrine rated for Happy Mail Notecard #1 on Jan 15, 2019
Comment: Love this little happy mail, I don't think I will be getting sick of you any time soon haha. Those winnie the pooh die cuts are adorable to use in my son's junk journal. An I love those little pockets, how do you make them? Anyway thank you so much for a lovely swap!
elflady rated for Pass and Paste #56 on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: What a great card to work on. Thanks for your contribution . It is great.Thanks for the extra pieces. Elflady
Comment: I love the post card you made! So pretty! I don't have any pets at the moment. Sadly my dog died last year. * oh no you didn't upset me I was just answering your question, I've had time to grief my doggie Karma (that was her name). I want to adopt a cat in the future.
Response: I am sorry .. I hope it did not upset you:<
SeleneW rated for PA: Handmade ABCs - L on Jan 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the Lucky in Love PC! 🌼💗🌻🌼💗🌻🌼💗🌻
Ronya rated for Pass and Paste #55 on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: It arrived! :) It's Christmas themed so I think it's the first one - I hope you haven't resent yet? Anyway, thank you very much!
Aladyjackson rated for Art Collab #24 on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: Got it! Interesting choices to start with! Thank you for the extras, I will have fun with this one! 😍
Comment: Haha I DO raid my inlaws all the time for craft junk!
SeleneW rated for PA: Handmade ABCs - K on Jan 7, 2019
Comment: Adorable K card! Poor Roo's mother's head didn't make it through transit but her cookies did! Thank you 💗🦋💗
Response: OH NO … a headless Roo… I am so sorry:< UGH!
Queensmiley2530 rated for Send Me a Mix of Happy Mail on Jan 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all these lovely happy mail. They are beautiful

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yvonne401 on Dec 27, 2018:

Hoping you had a Merry Christmas!

May you have a Happy New Year and may the coming year bring you much happiness and good health!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 23, 2018:


Wishing you a safe and happy winter!

I stood beside a HiLL Smooth with new-laid snow A single star looked out From the cold evening glow. There was no other creature That saw what I could see I stood and watched the evening STAR As long as it watched me.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

Kathy821 on Dec 3, 2018:

Thank you so much for working on my enjoy every moment postcard in Art Collab! It's beautiful!

yvonne401 on Nov 22, 2018:

We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, and for the blessings that will come.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

HannahF on Nov 10, 2018:

Hey, I just wanted to thank you for the goodies you sent! It was completely unexpected. Happy (early) Thanksgiving! 🦃

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Oct 12, 2018:

Just checking in on you, how are you and Hannah?

shinyserra on Oct 6, 2018:

Thanks so much for the handmade postcards for the SEBTKS Tag game!!!

yvonne401 on Sep 23, 2018:


Once Upon An Autumn Day - Poem by Joseph T. Renaldi

Once Upon an autumn day, Colorful leaves began to fade In the midst of a chilly, frosty air As multitude of trees grew steadily bare.

Once upon an autumn day, The whispering breeze was here to stay Moving aimlessly through the countless trees Scattering leaves with the greatest of ease.

Once upon an autumn day, The leaves whirled freely in every way, Until at last they came to rest Finding a haven in which to nest.

Once upon an autumn day, The trees were dormant, and the leaves lay Waiting for the winter snow to fall To quickly obscure them one and all.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

djcamp04 on Sep 22, 2018:

Thank you so much for the fun note cards & washi from the pick 2 tag game in SEBTKS!! Love them. ❤️

djcamp04 on Sep 22, 2018:

Thank you so much for the fun note cards & washi from the pick 2 tag game in SEBTKS!! Love them. ❤️

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